Foundation in Pharmacy Practice

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Foundation in Pharmacy Practice

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Ben J Whalley, Kate E Fletcher, Sam E Weston, Rachel L Howard and Clare F Rawlinson
Published by
Pharmaceutical Press
Publication Date
June 2008
224 pages
189 x 246 mm

Foundation in Pharmacy Practice is an essential introductory text for first year students. Providing an overview of the principal pharmacy practice topics in a practical and succinct manner, it serves as a starting point for further study.

Major areas covered include:
  • an introduction to medicines management
  • essential communication skills
  • prescription types, legal requirements, interpretation and understanding
  • packaging and labelling of medicines
  • compliance, adherence and concordance
  • sale and supply of medicines.

Foundation in Pharmacy Practice is an essential teaching and learning resource for pharmacy students and their teachers. Facilitated by regular signposting and referencing to specific texts, it includes a useful and easily navigated glossary of reference terms. 
Section 1 Pharmacy and the Pharmacist
  1. What Is Pharmacy Practice
  2. Structure and Function of the NHS
  3. An Overview of Community Pharmacy
  4. An Overview of Hospital Pharmacy
  5. An Overview of Industrial Sector Pharmacy
Section 2 Professional Aspects of Pharmacy
  1. An Introduction to Medicines Management
  2. An Introduction to Law, Ethics, Confidentiality and Duty of Care
  3. An Overview of the Structure and Function of the RPSGB
  4. Essential Communication Skills for Pharmacists
Section 3 Dispensing
  1. Dispensing 1: Prescription Types and Legal Requirements
  2. Dispensing 2: Prescription Interpretation and Understanding
  3. Labelling and Packaging of Medicines 1: Dispensed Medicines
  4. Labelling and Packaging of Medicines 2: Manufacturers Labelling
  5. Extemporaneous Dispensing, a Beginner's Guide
  6. Principles of Compliance, Adherence and Concordance
  7. Sale and Supply of Medicines: Risk and Advice Provision
  8. Appendix 1. Major Routes of Drug Administration
  9. Glossary of Common Parmacy Practice Terms

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